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BERLIN (Reuters) - A report on allotting the costs of atomic waste storage by a commission overseeing Germany's nuclear exit lays the foundations for a sustainable solution, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Friday.
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2016-04-29 06:59:29
Opposition maintains ambitious targets but aims to minimise cost to households and defers details until after electionLabor is proposing two emissions trading schemes – one for big industrial polluters and an electricity industry model similar to one once backed by Malcolm Turnbull – in a climate policy that trumps the Coalition’s ambition but minimises the hit on household power bills and leaves important detail to be determined post-election
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2016-04-26 14:00:30
Climate Home: Sir David King favours technology development over emissions trading as a way to shift emerging economies off coalCarbon pricing is “too sluggish a weapon” against climate change, top UK envoy Sir David King said on Monday.Speaking at a sustainability event in London, Sir David argued innovation to bring down the cost of clean technology would bring swifter results
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2016-04-25 10:21:09
Monday, April 18th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Exclusive: Estimated cost of moving all electricity, industry and transport onto renewables by 2050 would be $800bn, a saving of $90bn Transitioning Australia to 100% renewable energy by 2050 would cost less than continuing on the current path, according to a new report. Related: Australia's defence force could run on sugar cane and tyres under biofuel plan Related: Have we reached the tipping point for investing in renewable energy? Related: Australia's 'future' fund should not consider financing the energy projects of the past | Stephen Bygraves Continue reading
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2016-04-18 16:09:50
Thursday, April 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Investors are still slow to act on climate change, despite being more aware of risks to their portfolios, as they focus more on the short term and are unclear about the costs, senior executives told Reuters.
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2016-04-14 10:24:47
Thursday, April 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - A British government scheme costing energy firms 3 billion pounds to help people cut their bills and greenhouse gas emissions through measures such as subsidized loft insulation has not been value for money, a parliament watchdog said.
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2016-04-14 06:19:08
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Only 1% of households took out loans under now abandoned scheme, which auditors say failed to deliver ‘meaningful benefit’An abandoned government programme to insulate UK homes cost taxpayers nearly £400m and did not deliver energy or carbon savings, a report by official auditors has found.The green deal scheme was launched in January 2013 with the intention of handing out loans to improve domestic energy efficiency
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2016-04-13 18:01:01
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Solar and wind would generate the equivalent power to Hinkley over the plant’s planned lifetime for £40bn less, says analysis comparing future costsScrapping plans for new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset and building huge amounts of renewable power instead would save the UK tens of billions of pounds, according to an analysis that compares likely future costs
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2016-04-05 00:01:27
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016      Leave a Comment
KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) - A commission tasked with safeguarding funds for the shutdown of Germany's nuclear plants will present proposals at the end of April, the country's environment minister said on Tuesday.
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2016-03-15 04:48:14
Monday, March 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Analysis by Green Alliance finds subsidies for fossil fuel generation more costly than simplified system favouring renewablesBuilding more renewable energy capacity with public money would cost less than the current subsidy regime in the UK, a new analysis has found, despite government claims that subsidies are too expensive
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2016-03-14 01:30:09
Sunday, March 6th, 2016      Leave a Comment
John Hingley has developed a ‘micro-grid’ in a metal box that can be used for disaster relief, mining, and even festivals
Talk is not cheap in the mountains of Nepal. Getting a mobile phone charged can cost $5 in areas where there is no electricity and backpackers have to rely on diesel generators used by locals to power up
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2016-03-06 07:44:26
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Power bills may be higher due to changes to wind farm funding and energy efficiency schemes, MPs warnChanges in government energy policy since the last election have chased off investors and may have added £120 a year to household bills, according to a parliamentary report.Thursday’s report, from the energy and climate change committee, argues future domestic and business power bills may be higher than necessary as a result of changes including U-turns on funding onshore windfarms and energy efficiency schemes
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2016-03-02 18:01:48
Monday, February 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Brisbane company Redback Technologies, backed by researchers from the University of Queensland, says it has cracked the formula for the most cost-effective solar storage system on the Australian market If Tesla’s Powerwall is the “Lamborghini” of the solar storage industry, a small Brisbane company backed by University of Queensland researchers says it has hit on the formula to deliver the “Toyota”
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2016-02-22 19:34:12
Tuesday, February 9th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Flights from Europe to North America will take slightly longer and nudge up airline fuel costs if climate change strengthens high altitude winds as widely expected, a study said on Wednesday.









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2016-02-09 18:09:59
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Falling technology costs and rising electricity prices make going off the grid appealing but regulations and networks could hold others backLiving off-grid used to be something that people had to do to support modern life in remote communities but living without centralised power is becoming an increasingly mainstream concept
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2016-02-02 22:41:00